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afternoon, i'm michelle griego. a day after the death of nelson mandela, much of the world has paused to reflect on his legacy and also his accomplishments. cbs reporter tara mergener is live in washington with more. >> reporter: mandela was an international icon. today millions are mourning his passing and celebrating his remarkable life. the flag is after half-staff at the south african embassy in washington. outside his home in johannesburg, mourners are gathering to remember the man they called madiba. a memorial service will be held tuesday and the outpouring of love says something with the caliber of the man who led the country out of apartheid. >> we'll always love madiba for teaching us that it is possible to overcome hatred and anger to build a new nation. >> reporter: messages are pouring in from around the world. from the dalai lama in india. >> we must [ indiscernible ] that sadness translate into determination. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: at the vatican pope francis applauded mandela for promoting human dignity and forging a new south africa. and at the white house, presid
mandela. president obama and first lady michelle obama departed on air force one just a short time ago. tomorrow's memorial service will also serve as a rare reunion for nearly all of the living american presidents. >>> kpix5cate courigan is in the news room. a real security challenge. >> reporter: 8000 mourners are expected to attend the memorial and authorities say thousands of police officers will be on hand. right now, a memorial outside of mandela's former home is growing as well as a crowd of south africa's that have come together since the death. >> police are preparing today for a memorial service for nelson mandela at a johannesburg soccer stadium. president obama leaves this morning for south africa where he'll attend the massive public memorial. former president's bush, clinton and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of state, making it one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> reporter: the head of south africa's national defense force says the country is prepared for the challenge of equipping
to the broadcast. gwen eifle moderator of "washington week" and michelle morris is the npr host and special correspondent and way up there in new york, rich stingle former managing editor of "time" magazine they have put out a special issue honoring mandela. rick also worked closely with nelson mandela on his biography wrote the book "mandela's way" i want to start with gale king, you came to know nelson mandela quite well. >> i actually did. i have to say that i am forever grateful to oprah for that. oprah and nelson mandela had deep affection for each other. and because he thought so highly of her he welcomed anybody that she introduced him to. my children and i were invited along with oprah to lunch at his house. he used to say, that you have breakfast alone, lunch with your friends and dinner with your enemies. because he believed in order to make peace you had to work with your enemies then your enemies become your partner. we had this fabulous lunch at a big table like this, that my son was sitting here, march mandela, could you please pass the peas, i don't know if i was 'prayed that
of it. michelle meyer joins us. she nailed the housing rebound. we dragged her in here to tell us where we go from here. i year-and-a-half, you were all over this. now what? >> i think this will mark the strongest year for many years. this year. we're on track for just over 10%. that is not the new normal. we will see moderation from here on. prices are affected by exceptional factors. those are now coming down. distressed properties were very attractive to investors that bought. an extremely low inventory. the market needs to normalize again. >> this dovetails into the cautious call on growth. looking at the fourth quarter, you nailed it. are you more optimistic for 2014? >> we can finally say yes. we are a bit more optimistic. still cautious, but looking for a better year in terms of growth. think about the dynamics. considerable fiscal constraints. we're going to see environment -- it will allow for the underlying economy to look stronger. >> the bloomberg political analyst is with us -- sequestration in 2014 is different for him last year. >> they realize -- both sides realize they
for which we're so thankful. so on behalf of malia, sasha, marion, the first lady michelle plus bo and sunny i want to wish everybody a merry christmas and a joyful holiday season. god bless you. god bless our troops. god bless the united states of america. [ cheering and applause ] >> and the president offers a message of hope and peace on this rainy 90th national christmas tree lighting evening, a holiday tradition here. you heard him just give a message there, but we thought you might enjoy seeing him actually flip the switch with the first family. >> five, four, three, two, one. >> even with the raindrops fogging the lens you can't mistake that. that is the national christmas tree on the ellipse. every year we do it and every year we think it's the best it's ever been. >> better and better. >> remember the one that blew over? they got rid of that. >> you're the only one who thought the tree was haggard. >> it was doing just a half lean. now it's all erect and beautiful and it will be covered with snow potentially. >> or ice. >> it could be sleet or snow. >> what effect will that have on
. former president george w. bush and his wife laura are also on board joining first lady michelle obama and the president. president's clinton and carter will attend the service scheduled for tuesday in south africa. george r. h.w bush is the only former president that will not be there. >>> alan is near johannesburg. he has more on how the people of south africa are remembering nelson mandela. and he's a father figure being honored in cities large and small 1234 absolutely, del, and people here and in nelson mandela square in the rain at 7:00 in south africa, a soggy evening, but it doesn't seem to offend the crowds much. they have been coming here constantly to the many tribute centers set up around the country for nelson mandela. now this is a very ritzy mall. this is really the heart of high-end retail in the city of johannesburg, and it is in one of the richest districts in this country. as we found out today many of the people who work in this neighborhood, as you might expect live in a very different world. mandela square mall, some of the richest retail in south africa. and a sh
hong honoring former president nelson mandela. with him are first lady michelle obama and presidents clinton and carter are expected to attend the services. george h.w. bush will be the only living u.s. president who will not be in attendance. the town where the former president grew up, workers are setting up a massive dome ahead of the state funeral which takes place on sunday. nelson mandela will lie in state at pretoria. from wednesday through sun. desmond tutu, the nelson mandela center, hosting a service to celebrate the iconic leader. as allen schauffler, reports: >> this is nelson mandela square one of the tribute sites set up around this country. it is also the heart of high end retail in johannesburg in one of the richest districts in this country. and as we found out today, many of the people who work in this neighborhood as you might expect live in a very different world. mandela square mall in santon, some of the most expensive retail space in jofg. part of the sidewalk group of vendors, they sell what they make seven days a week. >> on a good day they might make $45. on
on the precautions after several deaths from exposure. >> reporter: michelle, the cold weather is causing some serious concerns here in santa clara county. one community leader told me today that we are on day 4 of a local state of emergency in light of the deaths due to freezing. it's going to be another night to bundle up tight. and these empty beds won't be empty for long. >> we're still not at what we can take if people want to come in. but right now, we're definitely over capacity at that facility. >> reporter: over the past two nights, two of the life shelters in santa clara county have been over capacity. nicholas says they haven't turned anyone away yet. >> there's over 700 people who are homeless on any given night. even if we had all the beds full, there's still a lot of people sleeping outside. so we really need more blankets. >> reporter: here we shot feet of black ice along the caldecott tunnel. >> i've mostly been layering. so i wear a long sleeved shirt under a sweater, under a coat, and i always make sure it to wear a scarf. as far as once you get used to it being cold, you jus
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as well, which confirmed this morning that president obama and first lady michelle obama will participate in memorial events. the guest list for his funeral will likely include every living u.s. president able to travel along with dignitaries from around the world and celebrities across the globe today, countless newspapers paying tribute. as president obama says now belongs to the ages. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> and this morning, on the "today" show, former secretary of state colin powell who attended mandela's inauguration, shared what he meant to him. >> a man who never forget his principles, prepared to go to prison as long as it took in defense of his principles and as he said on a number of occasions, i'm ready to give my life forewhat i believe in. and he triumphed. >> world leaders have been paying tribute including pope francis, who in a telegram writes, since his death was announced there's been celebration and vigils and services in mandela's honor and hundreds
of a rainbow nation. michelle kosinski is live outside mandela's residence. michelle, this has been an all night, all day celebration, joyous celebration of mandela's life. >> it's just been incredible. you go through the crowd and you see the mix of people, all walks of life. we've seen babies and very old, black and white, really all races and faiths. people are gathered along a fence here outside of mandela's property. this morning it was a bare fence. this morning it is covered with flowers. the procession of people up and down the street has been absolutely nonstop. you can hear singing in the background. i will tell you that has not stopped for more than a minute of time today. you can hear it coming in the distance, the wonderful, low, deep, rhythmic sounds of african songs. then they approach and there's a party that breaks out here. everyone breaks out in singing and dancing. that one will leave and another group starts up. a national youth orchestra that came out here. a very harmonious group. some people crying and truly mourning, others celebrating the life of this man. i know
. michelle kaczynski is outside his home. tell us what you are seeing there. >> singing and dancing until at least 3:00 in the morning. even on the second day. i think what immediately strikes you and touches you is the incredible diversity of this crowd. people still coming together with their entire families and their friends. they will come here with a feeling of togetherness of truly moving sense of community. one boy 7 years old, drew a picture of house and trees. he drove here from a tiny village four hours away. she said a school was built. she said because of mandela, her child and the other kids there have a good education. plus, a huge pad of flowers on the gates lead to go mandela's home. people having their own gatherings. they will come here where they feel closer to mandela where he lived as well as closer to each other. >> michelle, we're having a little bit of trouble hearing your audio. i have to tell you what i love is how this nation, their mourning is so joyful. they really seem to be celebrating his life. >> yeah. i think it is part of tradition. it's a part of the wa
deborah patta, mark phillips, and michelle miller. anthony mason on the best jobs report since the great recession. but what kind of jobs is the economy creating? an ice storm causes havoc in the middle of the country. manuel bojorquez is there. and allen pizzey on the years that made the man. >> for 18 of the 27 years he spent in prison, nelson mandela walked down this corridor everyday and at the end of that walk there was no freedom, there was this. >> reporter: with bob simon on the moment he was free. >> after 27 years, his head was high and his fist was clenched. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the south african government announced today that the state funeral for former president nelson mandela will be a week from sunday-- the culmination of days of memorial services. president obama will lead the u.s. delegation and he's invited the former american presidents to join him. mourners continued to gather today at mandela's home in johannrg died last night and at his former home in soweto. and for us, no one image
from him. two michelle -- to his family, michelle and i extend our deepest sympathy and gratitude. his life meant long days away from those who loved him most. and i only hope the time spent with him these last few weeks brought peace and comfort to his family. to the people of south africa, we draw strength from the example of renewal and reconciliation and resilience that you made real. a free south africa at peace with itself. that sets an example to the world. that is his legacy for the nation he loved. we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. cant falls to us as best we to forward the example he set, to make decisions guided not by hate, but by love, to never discount the difference that one person can make, to strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. for now, let's pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson , the man who took history in his hands and thence the arc of the moral universe towards justice. may god bless his memory and keep him at peace. president obama saying i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from the life of ne
that nelson mandela set. so long as i live, i will do what i can to learn from him. to my his family michelle and i ex -- to his family, michelle and i share our deepest sympathy and gratitude for sharing this man with us. his life's work meant long days away from those who loved him most and i only home the time spent with it him these last few weeks brought peace and comfort to his family. to the people in south africa we draw strength from the example of renewal and reconciliation and resilience that you made real. a free south africa at peace with itself, that's an example to the world and that's madeva's legacy to the nation that he loved. we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us as best we can to forward the example that he set to make decisions guided not by hate but by love, to never discount the difference that one person can make, to strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. for now let us pause and give thanks to the fact that nelson mandela lived, a man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justic
the beginning of a week-long program of mourning in his memory. let's go right now to nbc's michelle koh zin ski, who's in the middle of it all. michelle, a good evening your time. what are we seeing? >> reporter: hi, alex. right here this was a fence lined with some flowers outside the mandela property. now it has become several large hills full of flowers lined with people. you can imagine in churches around the world today mandela was mentioned. here today people were basically encouraged to do their own thing, to reflect on the melgszage of this champion of freedom. but in enormous numbers, people felt much better gathering together, includingmembers of mandela's family. it had the feeling of a sunday revival. here a few hundred gathered in a tent at mandela's offices, anything but quietly reflective, full of joy. >> we don't mourn quiet. we need to celebrate. we need to celebrate his life. >> reporter: the gospel choir that performed so many times for mandela in life, felt his loss. >> he will come and be telling us to feel at ease, how much he loves us. >> reporter: there were many service
husband's money. she admitted to using drugs, but denied being a regular user. michelle kaczynski has more. >> reporter: another day of grilling on the stand. her strong voice often trembling. she admitted she used cocaine a handful of times in the past when her first husband one dying of cancer and only once with her current husband, denying there were credit cards and rolled up bills with white powder on her desk, or that she was an every day user. people that do that are a lot thinner than i am. she admitted to smoking marijuana, the odd joint she said, including at times, with or in front of her teenage children. this was also her chance to publicly and repeatedly rip into sanchi during their marriage meltdown calling him bullying. shamed, isolated, in fear and just unhappy. she had drawers of sxanax. they spent a million dollars on themselves, then lied to her husband saying it feels like i am on trial. the personal assistants are on trial here. they pled not guilty. her ex-husband said he blames her for their spending and for her occasional drug use, she blames him, making this fraud
, had president obama before he was president met nelson mandela, michelle obama, the first lady and both daughters spent time with him in south africa at his home, of course, this towering moral authority, a man who had visitors from all over the world, especially in his later years when his health started to fail and they had to go to him. world reaction, of course, is just now starting as the news broke so late local time in south africa. the white house quickly reacting to this news, the confirmation from south africa, president zuma having announced it on live television. let's look in on the white house briefing room where we are expecting the president. chuck todd is there. chuck, we have had occasions where we thought the news was coming. sadly, there's no turning it away. >> you'll remember when we traveled with the president to south africa about six months ago, at that time, there s lot of concern about nelson mandela's health then. it very much dominated the conversation that president obama had with south africans when he was there and spent a lot of time reflecting
the continued bondage of poverty, depravation, suffering and other discrimination. michelle kosinski is with us outside of nelson mandela's home and the crowds continue to be drawn there, michelle. >> reporter: right. there are hundreds of people out here and the energy of remembrance, mourning, and celebration is powerful. the national youth orchestra just arrived. they've been playing music. one thing you've really felt throughout the day without stopping is that the air has been full of singing. this deep, resonance, the rhythm of african songs. there's been a procession since last night of people of all ages from the very young to the very old, black and white singing and dancing. when you talk to them, you really get a sense of their personal feelings about mandela. one elderly woman said when she thinks of the past, it makes her so sad. but in her mind mandela saw a big light and he never switched it off. and i was talking to a young family. to them it meant they could adopt their children. they're dutch and white and their children are african and black. they said his legacy means they c
donald. >>> good morning, friday, december 6. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. >>> there is mr. nelson mandela a free man taking his first steps into a new south africa. >> south africa and the world mourns the loss of a hero and an icon. nelson mandela was 95. he spent decades fighting apartheid in his native south africa. >> i'm anne makovec live in the newsroom. as the world remembers mandela, we here in the bay area remember his-historic visit to the east bay and congressional legislation and divesting in south africa. >> reporter: bundle up. it is still cold out here. i'm kiet do. we have a live report. >>> yeah, freezing temperatures again around the bay area. freeze warnings are up. what a chilly day. this is the third day in a row of freezing temperatures showing up outside. some of those numbers dropping off under clear skies this morning into the 20s and 30s. now 23 in santa rosa. 28 in concord. 39 in san francisco. and 30 degrees in livermore. so a very cold start to the day again freeze warnings until 9:00. then clouds roll in in the middle of th
to engage in quiet rea reflection, he is surd by his wife michelle and three children, joining me now to take a measure of this man, are two people who knew nelson mandela very well, rick stengel is a former managing editor of time and coauthor of mandela's autobiography, long walk to freedom and also mandela's way, lessons on life, love and courage, jerry inzerillo is president and ceo of img artist and a close friend of mandela's in a moment we will not only be joined by them but former mayor of new york city, david dinkins. >> let me begin with you, jerry, you knew nelson mandela for 20 years. >> 22 years. >> rose: godfather to your daughter. >> yes. >> rose: near the father, know the family. >> yes. very well. >> rose: tell me how they are handling this, because they have to have expected it. >> yes. i think it is clear to see that, you know, especially with respect to mrs. michelle he is a very gracious, elegant woman, very dignified woman, you know, mrs. mandela, win any mandela the girls, nani, zuni they have been beautiful through this whole process. i think there is a profoun
. it is monday, december 9, i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00, a monday but already a busy monday on the roads. >> we do have a number of different incidents going on. it's pretty early to see this many accidents. nothing huge but we'll go out to loss gatos, we're getting word of a new issue, a car ran off the roadway into a pond or a ditch but it is visible from the connector ramp. southbound highway 17 to highway 85 right there by los gatos creek trail, not seeing major slowdowns and our sensors on the main lines and this traffic alert is still in effect even though the main lines of northbound 880 are open, a big rig hit some sand barrels and the off ramp remains closed for the next hour and a half until approximately 6:30 this morning. westbound 580 still looks good coming through the altamonte pass and as you get closer towards tracy and here is a live look at the dublin interchange. that traffic looks great and continues to move well out. that is your latest kcbs traffic. it's still cold outside. still, here is lawrence with your latest forecast. >>
, michelle obama, along with her daughters, sasha and malia, they visited mandela, reading a book with him. and also talking with him. obviously, mandela, south africa's first black president, a huge inspiration to the u.s.'s first black president and his family. >> tahman bradley, live in washington for us this morning. >>> you heard tahman reference that memorial service that will be held in a football stadium. it's part of a logistical nightmare south african officials are facing. >> it's likely that most of the living u.s. presidents will travel to south africa. dozens of other dignitaries will attend. the event is being likened to organizing a world cup, plus a coronation and inauguration at the same time. >> bill clinton was in power when nellman mandela took power. we will remember him as a man of uncommon grace and compassion. >> reporter: mandela's two youngest daughters were in london at the time of his death, attending a premiere about the film of his life. >> they left immediately. but they asked the film be played to the end. the audience was told that mandela had died when th
on robben island after he took office. and mrs. obama, michelle obama, along with her daughters, sasha and malia, they visited mandela, reading a book with him. and also talking with him. obviously, mandela, south africa's first black president, a huge inspiration to the u.s.'s first black president and his family. >> tahman bradley, live in washington for us this morning. thank you. >>> you heard tahman reference that memorial service that will be held in a football stadium. it's just part of a logistical nightmare south african officials are now facing. >> in addition to the obamas, it's likely that most of the other living u.s. presidents will travel to south africa. dozens of other high-level dignitaries will also attend. the events are being likened to organizing a world cup, plus an inauguration and a coronation, all at the same time. >>> former president clinton was in office when nelson mandela took power. and their families became close. we will remember him as a man of uncommon grace and compassion. for whom abandoning bitterness was a way of life. >>> mandela's two youngest
a global household name until the 1980s when he had already spent two decades in prison. cnn's michelle turner has the story of the star-studded concert that helped raise awareness for his cause. >> this is all generated for one man that none of us has ever met, nelson mandela. [ cheers ] >> reporter: in 1988, nelson mandela was behind bars in south africa when a collection of musicians and celebrities coming together in london to call for his release sent a message around the world. >> nelson mandela! ♪ >> well, it was a 11 1/2-hour broadcast to 600 million people. there were only 5 billion in the world. to get that, we not on had to sell the program to 67 countries, we had to give it away to 30 african countries that wanted to broadcast it. >> reporter: the promoter organized the all-stash 70th birthday tribute. his goal was to change the way some referred to the jailed leader. >> the run-up to the first ever broadcast, it was still possible for margaret thatcher as prime minister of england to stand up in the house of commons and ask the question in public, how is it that the bbc
. whoo! >> up on stage first lady michelle obama, too. aretha franklin performed. ♪ joy to the world ♪ the lord has come >> mrs. obama and the muppets. >> you ready? >> yes. >> are you all ready? >> reading the night before christmas. and mariah carey there, too. ♪ all i want for christmas is you ♪ >> a tradition, the first national christmas tree lit by calvin coolidge in 1923. the first president to flip the switch, black and white there, but trust us, 2500 red, white and green bulbs. this tree lit in 1940 by fdr. the washington monument right there behind it. and it was 50 years ago after the death of president kennedy, the lighting ceremony postponed until late december. president lbj saying today we come to the end of a season of great national sorrow and beginning of the season of great eternal joy. and like so many americans in 2007, the first christmas tree in led lights to make it more energy efficient. and this year, the most energy coming from those little dancers, one of them president obama tried to keep up with. giant smile the moment he gives up. leaving the troe
people, to engage in struggle, to end in justice. >> president obama and first lady michelle obama will attend a public memorial service for mandela tomorrow. former president jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush also plan to attend with their wives. then mandela's body will lie in state for three days before his burial. >> mr. mandela is also being remembered in the bay area. kpix5 shows us the celebration of mandela's life and legacy at a bay area church. >> reporter: when san francisco's glide memorial church remembered nelson mandela at their morning services the only thing missing was sadness. the mood was joyful as a children's choir honored the passing of the man being called the father of a nation. >> it's bigger than that. i mean, nelson mandela touched all of our lives regardless of where we were in the world. >> pastor williams met mandela twice, the first time at his celebrated appearance in oakland in 1990. williams says mandela's power came from his ability to rise above the outrage of his imprisonment, to become an irresistible force for peaceful change in t
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this past summer will be among hundreds of world leaders heading to pretoria to honor him. michelle kosinski is outside mandela's home and where the official memorial service will be held. it's 10:00 p.m. and crowds have been swelling for 24 hours. what's the feeling there? >> reporter: that's right. a lot of people didn't even find out what it happened until midnight here last night. several hours after he passed away. and so it was really early in the morning once dawn broke that people started flooding this place. as soon as they got wortd he died, this became a crowd. it has been nonstop. even though it's 10:00 here now, it is only gotten more and more lively over the last three or four hours. a lot of people are working and came here after work. it is not as if people are staying all day, it's an endless procession, people passing through and many bringing flowers and some of them are bringing gifts for the crowd and women baked cookies and baskets full of cookies and handing them out. it's almost become a sort of peace fest. it's very nice. there's been constant singing. these beautifu
lady michelle obama are on their way to south africa for tomorrow's memorial for nelson mandela. they left this morning on air force one along with former president george w. bush, laura bush, and hillary clinton. bill clinton's traveling separately from rio and jimmy carter will join them in johannesburg as well. only the second time in history that the current president and three former ones are together on foreign soil. also making the trip, texas republican senator ted cruz. senate democrats were asked not to go because of their busy legislative calendar this week. on the house side, aaron schock is leading a 24-member delegation. many of those members are for the congressional black caucus. president obama will speak tomorrow at the service which you can watch right here on msnbc beginning at 4:00 a.m. eastern. that's tomorrow in the morning. we'll be right back after this. d over the taste of starbucks house blend? not that we like tooting our own horn but... ♪ toot toot. [ male announcer ] find gevalia in the coffee aisle or at gevalia.com [ male announcer ] how could s
a number of visitors, including first lady michelle obama. it also mandela became a living symbol of freedom -- nelson mandela became a living symbol of freedom and the strength of south africa and freedom beyond. has already begun at the south african embassy. hassle fella has more. >> at the south african embassy, a real-life reminder of this man's life and legacy. in front of the embassy, the nine foot statue made of bronze, designed by a south african sculptor, modeled after images of mandela back in 1990. the closed fist, almost signaling victory. he was jailed 27 years three decades ago, at the very spot where dozens of protesters, americans included, who were arrested because they were protecting against apartheid in south africa. we talked with this 12-year-old girl who came with her father to pay tribune to this man. we asked why anybody this young should care about his legacy. she said, because he fought for many people. >> i want to pray for his family, his him, and all the people suffering for his loss. and i would like to say thank you for him and everything he did fo
. >> so help me god. >> reporter: and in 2011, he was paid a visit in south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along first daughters sasha and malia. admired around the world and revered at home, nelson mandela's south africa reentered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country. we are one people. >> and we are happy to be joined here in the studio tonight by nelson mandela's biographer. rick stangel is former managering editor of "time" magazine who during his time of chronicling the life of nelson mandela actually lived with him. he spoke about mandela in his book "mandela's way." in fact, he is god father to your older song. and my first quote to start off this conversation. you and i have known this day is coming for 20 years or more. the last pure hero on the planet. >> brian, e had is, indeed, the last pure hero. but if he were here to talk to us, he would say that he wasn't a hero in the conventional sense. he wasn't a saint. he wasn't a philosopher. he was a pragmatic politician. he had one
-time companion grassa michelle on his 80th birthday and content at last made an effort to retreat from public life. >> don't call me. i'll call you. >> reporter: his public appearances became increasingly rare, each one of them a reason to celebrate. he was all smiles when his great grandchildren sang to him on his 92nd birthday. ♪ happy birthday to you when he closed his eyes for the last time, nelson mandela was surrounded by his family and by the affection and admiration of the world. he has truly fought the good fight, walked that long walk. a journey unfinished towards justice, peace, and love. and on that journey, which is after all the course of human history, we all follow in nelson mandela's footsteps. >> terry moran, thank you for that inspiring report. >>> next, what happened when mandela came to america? and we talk to the queen of soul who sang for him then. ♪ like the enticing aroma and distinctive taste of nespresso. elegant capsules meet masterfully crafted machines, and one touch creates the perfect coffee, cappuccino, and latte. ♪ tempt all your senses with one extraor
president. and in 2011, he was paid a visit in south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along first daughters malia and sash tha a. nelson mandela re-entered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof in a one life can make a difference. >> we are one country, we are one people. >> reporter: brian williams, nbc news, new york. >>> we'll have much more on mandela's death in just a moment, but first, a massive winter storm is blasting its way across much of the country. in oklahoma, a number of accidents have been reported due to the recent snow accumulation. temperatures in missouri hit so low that roads became sheets of ice leaving drivers sliding all over the place. and for more on this storm, bill karins is here with the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. and as advertised, this has been just as bad as we expected. many airports will have problems including many people's morning commutes. a lot of school delays, school cancellations out there. the freeze line is the important line. that's the white line. 28 in dallas, 20 in oklahoma city, plenty col
by first lady michelle obama who brought along her daughters. nelson mandela's south africa embraced a multi-racial future and re-entered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country. we are one people. >> reporter: brian williams, nbc news, new york. >> we will have more on mandela's death in just a moment, but, first, some other stories developing this friday. you are watching many americans experiencing a massive weren't storm blasting its way across much of the country. take a look at oklahoma. a number of accidents there have been reported due to the recent snow accumulation. temperatures in missouri dipping so low that roads became sheets of ice, leaving drivers just like that, sliding all over the streets. nbc's meteorologist bill karens has more on that for us. we've got that, and we also have what's happening in the west. >> there's a new storm coming. we have bitterly cold temperatures, northern rockies. winter just, boom, just all of a sudden slapping everyone in the face. look at this map. pink s
, one. >> president obama has thrown the switch, lighting the national christmas tree. michelle obama and their daughters joined the president on stage as he counted down. the president did a little dancing with a little elf. the festivities wrapped up in pretty hua weather there in washington. >>> meantime, a bay area family is one of 20 in the nation competing in the great christmas light fight. >> my collecting of disney got to a point where i felt i had enough holiday disney characters and mickeys et cetera that we decided to set up a display and incorporate my disney collection with our christmas decorations. >> now there is a fan. the great christmas light fight will air right here on abc7 starting next monday. stay tuned. >>> help us feed the bay area this holiday season. visit the facebook page and take the pledge to give where you live. we will donate $1 in your honor to the bay area's feeding america food bank up to $75,000. everyone who takes the pledge will be entered to win $7,000 cash. the winner will be announced on december 19th. >> one of the great things of the peopl
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was able to do, to engage in struggle, to end in justice. >> president obama and first lady michelle will leave tomorrow for south africa. they'll attend a national memorial service for mandela on tuesday. >>> bay area churchgoers also honored the former south african president today. john shows us the celebration of his life and legacy at san francisco's glide memorial church. >> reporter: when san francisco's glide memorial church remembered nelson mandela at their services, the only thing missing was sadness. the mood was joyful as the children's choir honored the passing of the man who is being called the father of the nation. >> it's bigger than that. nelson mandela touched all of our lives regardless of where we were in the world. >> reporter: pastor sisal williams met him twice. he said mandela's power came from his ability to rise above the outrage of his imprisonment to become an irresistible force in the position of change. >> being in prison for 27 years, you hear me? 27 years. and then walking out of that prison as a new person completely. there's no doubt about it. he li
remarried at the age of 80, michelle t widow of the former president. in 2009 he voted for what would be the last time. even the new president could never match the long lasting charisma and popularity of nelson mandela. his spirit, sacrifice and legacy will live on. the last few years have been very difficult for nelson mandela as illness sapped the strength from his body. his spirit does live on. we saw it earlier this year as we stood outside the hospital and watched the waves of south africans came up to the gate and wished for their leader to feel better, wished for their leader to go to another place, happier place, with less pain and suffering. remembering this black south african president, global icon, symbol of antipar tide, symbol of freedom so close to them. we expect to see much more of that in south africa and around the world in the next couple of days bret. >> live in london, greg, thank you. >>> fox news producer paul tilsley is in jo happehannesbuj. >> crowds started to gather long before his announcement that he had passed on. one man came along to play flowers outs
. it was clearly a very emotional visit for the president. ,s you see, he brought michelle he talked about mandela's influence on his life. in this forward that senator obama wrote the book by mandela, he said, "too many of us, he was more than just a man. of the struggle for justice, equality, and dignity in south africa and around the globe. his sacrifice was so great that it called upon people everywhere to do what they could on behalf of human progress." and there you see his daughters got to go in the cell as well come a very emotional experience for the entire obama family. really, i do not think that you can overstate how much of an influence mandela has been on barack obama. >> john, we are learning that we will hear from the president shortly on the passing of nelson mandela. the images of the president, the first lady, the daughters in that cell. that was a trip to south africa, not long ago. in the archive room, we look at some of the letters that he wrote to children and family members, winnie mandela, when he was in the cell, and he would often practice the letters in a nopal, write a
mandela set. and so long as i live, i will do what i can to learn from him . to michelle and -- to his family, michelle and i extend our deepest sympathy and gratitude for sharing this extraordinary man with us. his life's work meant long days away from those who loved him most. i only hope that the time spent with him these last few weeks brought peace and comfort to his family. to the people of south africa, we draw strength from the example of renewal, and reconciliation and resilience that you made real. a free south africa at peace with itself. that is an example to the worlt and that is madev archer's legacy to the nation he loved. we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us as best we can to forward the example that he set, to make decisions guided not by hate, but by love. to never discount the difference that one person can make. to strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. for now let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived, a man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe torts justi
international correspondent michelle caruso cabrera. good morning, michelle. >> good morning. clearly, nelson mandela's greatest legacy is his ability to bring the people of you south africa together and overcome racial divides. but at cnbc, we're aware that economic freedom is important to democratic freedom, as well. you saw the picture of the emergence from prison in 1990. at that point, he is a marxist, he was to nationalize the mines. by 1994, he's a completely different person. he's embraced things like privatization, a good monetary policy to control inflation. he's embracing the controlling of government expenditures, things that the imf today would say, wow, great job. in fact, if you read some liberal leftist logs, many of them are extremely critical of nelson mandela because he tried to out imf the imf. so a pragmatist is a good description of his economic legacy and economic growth improved under mandela's rule. it's still tremendous inequality in south africa, something they haven't completely overcome at this point. certainly he took major steps, not just political we bub econom
jose...then tried to run. a security guard at a nearby l t to the >>> goods. it's 7:26. i'm michelle griego. good morning. a driver crashed into the back of a police cruiser in san jose. then tried to run. a security guard at a nearby hotel tackled the suspect to the ground before he got away. this is a live look at that police cruiser and the crash scene. the officer and driver were hurt and transported to the hospital. glass and cars are blocking san carlos and almaden. here's liz. >> this particularly busy intersection in downtown san jose will take another hour for this investigation to wrap up. the estimated time about 8:30 this morning. and again, that intersection closed west san carlos and al and almaden. >> metering lights turned off about 6:30. mass transit on time. we'll have a check of your weather forecast coming up. ,,,,,, >>> clear cold temperatures around the bay area this morning. out the door we go, we have some changes though coming up on this friday. you can see in the distance there a few clouds outside. we are going to see more of that into the bay area this af
and so long as i live i will do what i can to learn from him. to michelle and his family, michelle and i extend our deepest sympathy and gratitude for sharing this extraordinary man with us. his life's work meant long days away from those who loved him most and i only hope that the time spent these last few weeks brought peace and comfort to his family. to the people of south africa, we draw strength from the example of renewal and reconciliation and resilience that you made real. a free south africa at peace with itself. that's an example to the world and that's madiba's legacy to the nation that he loved. we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us as best we can to for the example he set, to make decisions guided not by hate but by love. never discount the difference that one person can make. to strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. for now, let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived, a man who took history in his hand. and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice. may god bless his memory and keep him i
what i can to learn from him. to michelle and his family, michelle and i extend our deepest sympathy and gratitude for sharing this extraordinary man with us. his life meant long days away from those who loved him most. i only hope that the time spent with him these last few weeks brought peace and comfort to his family. for the people of south africa, we draw strength from the example of are you newall and reconciliation and resilience that you made real. a free south africa at peace with itself. that's an example to the world and that is my deepest legacy to the nation that he loved. we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. as best we can, for the example he set. to make decisions not by hate, but by love. never discount the difference that one person can make. to strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. for now, let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his hands and bent the ark of the moral universe towards justice. my god bless his memory and keep him in peace. >> president obama live at the white
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